Sesame Workshop

Transforming Early Childhood Education across Afghanistan with Sesame Workshop

Equal Access, in collaboration with Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street) is creating, producing and broadcasting its fourth season of the original radio series Sesame Garden (Baghch-e-Simsim). Featuring the Muppets from Sesame Street, original Afghan children’s songs, games and stories, Sesame Garden is educating young children across the country while also raising awareness and motivating positive new behavior on the part of parents and caregivers. With 92% radio ownership and large-scale listenership especially in rural areas, Sesame Garden is bridging critical gaps in children’s cognitive, social and emotional education.

Each Episode Features
  • A letter and number of the day
  • An adventure story and game led by Muppets and children
  • A segment modeling positive interaction between Afghan parents and children
  • A caregiver tip delivered by childhood education experts and or parents